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What is an epistemic qualification?

 

Definition
 

An epistemic qualification is a signal of the degree of certainty the speaker has for the proposition expressed by his or her utterance.

Examples (English)
 

Here are some examples of epistemic qualifications:

 
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of epistemic qualification:
 
Source
 

Caton 1981:87–88


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